Monday, 3 July 2017

LoTs of Ts and more for Tuesday

Hi Everybody!

Here's wishing all friends on the other side of the Big Pond
a very happy and safe July 4th!

I am linking to digitally made - summer fun/patriotic
and to Simon Monday Challenge, red, white & blue

At TIOT we are stating a new theme on Tuesday -
As always, projects of all formats are allowed,
and you have 2 weeks to join us.
As I am once again in a Klimt and gold phase, I made 2 more
Klimt tags, showing more of his wonderful paintings.
I used lots of gold leafing and metallic paper scraps over (Vivacolor)
gold paint. I sewed the tags onto a recycled card background
and then fixed them with DS tape to kraft bags. The tag ties were
made from fibres and home rolled paper beads. The bags
were meant for some gold anniversary gifts for some friends.

I am also linking to altered eclectics, anything goes.

And you still have a week to join in our beach themed
tag challenge at Tag Tuesday.

At Rhedd's creative Spirit I won the challenge last month with 
my 'vintage' door-hanger, so that was a nice surprise!

Tuesday is of course also time for Elizabeth's
T stands for Tuesday party, 
so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of
the T Gang.

Last week when I went to Zons with Sabine, we had lunch at the
'Torschenke', an ancient pub/restaurant in the gate area.
We sat outside on the terrace and enjoyed a wonderful meal after
perusing these huge menu cards, made with wooden covers
and metal hinges - they even squeaked when they were
opened! I chose a baked potato with sour cream, salad and smoked
salmon, and washed it down with a coke - and I was so hungry
I forgot to take a photo!
Sorry, but there are more food and drink photos 
 in this post!

Inside the restaurant:

You can see more menus on the left of the sideboard:

We drank the coffee later at an ice parlour next door, which was
in a beautiful back yard, where you could enjoy the views over the walls
to the Rhine:

And Sabine had this 'small' plate of waffles with ice-cream, cream,
strawberries and rhubarb. Try it, there's plenty there:

I wandered round the yard and took photos of all the things they have
lovingly collected and placed there:

Sabine looks very happy and contented:

Before we drove home we had some mineral water,
which was served in these pretty, blue-glass bottles:

I will show more photos tomorrow from our walk through
the town and around the ancient walls.
I found this video of Zons on YouTube:

Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Oh my, what a fantastic post. Love your Klimt creations, and the July 4th digi is great. Wonderful photos from Zons, it's a lovely place, but your super photography would make a garden shed look good! Hugs Sarah

  2. I love your tags Valerie, you do Klimt so well. Fab photo's too, those waffles look amazing! Have a fun week xx

  3. Oh I love the Klimt bags, they are gorgeous! The fourth of July image is very pretty and festive too, thank you. What a wonderful place you went to, the menus are very neat.

  4. Beautiful tags, love the gold. Your Zons meal sounds lovely and Sabine's plate looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the video.

  5. Wow Valerie, this was a wonderful post to read. As always your art looks awesome,
    I loved Klimt tags and gift bags, the added gold makes they look rich and I think they would have been very expensive if they had been for sale in a shop.
    Its a great journal page as well.
    Your food sounded delicious and the photos looked great. I can see why you took the photos of the delightful and interesting items you saw in the yard.
    Happy T day wishes .
    Yvonne xx

  6. Great journal page and tags, you have created a such beautiful detail! It looks like you had a wonderful time with Sabine and the collections of things in the yard are so lovely ­čśÇ. I remember the pretty old town you visited from Sabine's post and those waffles look so yummy! Thanks for sharing your day out together and wishing you a very Happy T Day! J ­čśŐ

  7. I love your Klimt and gold tags, Valerie. I was confused about the new challenge until I saw how you attached your tags to kraft bags. So, projects of all formats are still allowed. This one will require a lot of thought on my part.

    Congratulations on winning Rhedd's Challenge! Your door hanger is awesome. The win is well-deserved. What a fun outing you had with Sabine (lovely name and it suits her - that's a lovely photo of her at bottom). Both restaurants look excellent.

    It was so sweet of you to remember our national holiday ;-) Thank you.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  8. What a fun, warm, and enjoyable post today. I love the tags. wish I had known you were choosing tags for TioT. I might have saved my patriotism tag. Yours a both beautiful, as are the bags you created. I can tell Klimt inspires you, too.

    Looks like you and Sabine had a wonderful time, including the meal at Torschenke. The atmosphere was wonderful and it looks like it would be a great place to eat. Of course your cappuccino looked wonderful as did Sabine's ice cream and waffle.

    I really enjoyed the photos from the ice parlor and the surrounding area. You got some lovely shots.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely TioT tags, your other art, and your walk around Zons as you shared your lovely photos and cappuccino with us for T this Tuesday.

  9. what a fun filled art filled post! Love your patriotic piece Valerie. The tags are gorgeous, and how I love your daily life photos too. The food sounds delish as always. Happy T day!

  10. *wow* was f├╝r tolle Tags und Journal wundersch├Ân und die T├╝te daraus. Ich habe einen Kalender mal geschenkt bekommen von der K├╝nstlerin ich find sie klasse.
    Zons ist so sehenswert,danke f├╝r das Video und diene tollen shc├Ânen Fotos!
    Sch├Ânen Tag w├╝nsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  11. Wonderful everything in the post today Valerie.Just read it three times and will still have to read it again to take it all in.

    The piece for our friends in US is fantastic.

    The tag Bags are amazing and the photographs today just terrific I saved three as I could see them used in many ways-thank you for sharing your day and also your photographs.

    Happy T Day to you

    Love Chrissie xx

  12. A wonderful post today Valerie, your Klimt tags are amazing and I love your digital piece - fabulous photos of your day out with Sabine, the waffles look so yummy, I must have put on pounds just looking at them.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Wonderful display and love the gorgeous tags and digi page...awesome and amazing pics...Sabine does look contented.xx [aNNie]

  14. Wonderful art and such beautiful photos from your day with Sabine! Seems you both have enjoyed this day down to the ground. Congrats on your win!
    Happy T-Day!

  15. Wow Valerie! This post has so many beautiful things to see! Your digital card is fabulous! I adore those little tag bags- you have captured the Klimt shimmer so well! (I had never appreciated just how much texture and shine his art had until we visited Vienna a few years ago) I love the place you visited for coffee and waffles! The sleeping knight caught my eye and even the little frogs made me smile! Happy T Day, Hugs, Chrisx

    1. I saw a Klimt exhibition some years back, and since then I have been hooked!

  16. Stunning! Absolutely beautiful creations. The photos looked lovely :)

  17. Deine Tag-T├╝ten sind einfach sensationell. Tolle Fotos hast Du - wie immer gemacht -. Alles super

  18. So many wonderful things here Valerie I just don't know where to begin :)
    Your Klimt tag bags are absolutely fantastic - I'm so happy when I see your close up photos to show all the lovely details - thank you.
    Well done for winning the challenge with your fab door hanger.
    Loved your photos with Sabine!
    Have a great day... Gill xx

  19. Valerie the bags are gorgeous and so rich looking. Fabulous post to read also. Love your journal too.Thank you for joining in with this month’s challenge over at Altered Eclectics and hope to see you in our future challenges

    DT – Rhedd’s Creative Spirit
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    Mother Hen - Eclectic Ellapu
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  20. The Klimt tags are beautiful and the gilding looks so rich, they're a gift in themselves, and I love the vibrant digital piece. Congrats on your challenge win.
    Wonderful pictures of your visit with Sabine, it's a lovely place.
    Avril xx

  21. Your Klimt tags are gorgeous and how clever to use them on a gift bag. The restaurant looked quaint and cozy. What a fun and different menu. Sabine's strawberry dessert looks out of this world. I especially loved the garden as it reminds me of my Zensical garden though on a much larger scale. The little gargoyle picking his nose really made me laugh. I'll be on the lookout to see if I can find one for my garden. Have a wonderfuly day!

  22. Yes indeed happy 4th July to everyone.
    The Klimt tags are just gorgeous but then all your tags are.
    It’s no good you will just have to go back to Zons and eat that meal again just so we can share it with you! :-)
    I loved all the photos, and the waffles look very yummy.

  23. This is a very full post Valerie. First of all I love your patriotic piece. Those Klimt tags are amazing. I seem to have let the last TIOT slide right by me as I lost track of time. :( I love the gold leaf you added to them. And Zons is such a pretty place. What a cool menu. Your meal sounds delicious, and that dessert. Oh my. I could have that right now for breakfast minus the ice cream. Glad you had such an exciting day out. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  24. The Happy 4th put a smile on my face.
    Those bags are amazing. They beat any gift you could put inside.
    What a wonderful adventure in a wondrous place.

  25. What great photos Valerie. I really enjoyed looking at all those things. What a collection... very eclectic and i like that.. My goodness all the GOLD! Just beautiful! Thank you for the Happy 4th! Hugs! deb

  26. It's a wonderful idea to put your tags onto the bags! Love it! The tags are close to my heart too because of Klimt's theme!
    Lula oxo

  27. Your tags are outstanding Valerie - absolutely gorgeous and I do love the beads. Actually they are gift bags and how much better than store bought wrapping paper. Wow!
    As always I enjoyed all of your pictures - how I would love to go there and have lunch at the same restaurant!
    Sandy xx

  28. your klimt tags are breathtaking! also i love old pottery very much so enjoyed your photos. still having fun with Sabine I see! lucky you two! xo

  29. Valerie, your Klimt tags are stunning with fabulous designs and textures, and the bags look fantastic. Congrats on your win! Lovely photos too!
    Hugs, Mar

  30. lovely photos and those klimt bags are fab

  31. Your Klimt bags are so beautiful,love all the gilding. I do love your photos of your days out and oh my goodness I could just eat that waffle !


  32. Gorgeous tags and bags! (I am a Klimt fan)
    Oh that men├║ card is really special. The restaurant has a really nice interior. And I'm sure the food was delicious too.
    I love the outdoor caf├ę. Strawberry waffles? I couldn't even see the waffle! Yum! All the pots and figures are great. I love the one picking his nose, and the gnome lying on his back and the terracotta face in the window. Such an interesting place. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy T-Day,

  33. I love that klimt painting! It looks amazing on those gift bags. Beautiful!

  34. what charming and lovely garden views...and delicious looking food! love your artwork, as always, the Klimpt images are stupendous! Happy T day! ♥

  35. Sorry I am so late it getting around !!! Things have been a bit super busy here this week. During all of the 4th celebrations a senior dog showed up in our yard all frightened by the fireworks going on everywhere. They are legal for private citizens here and being in the country everyone tries to out do the other. Which means it's also the biggest day of the year for dogs to get frighten and escape. She was shaking like a leaf and could barely walk any longer. We still have her as I can not find her owners and fear if we turn over to authorities they will just put her down because of her age and weakness. So we may have acquired a new dog :-/ Your art for the 4th was amazing and those Klimt tags are fantastic!!!! The bags will be perfect for small gifts ♥ The garden art at the restaurant is beautiful ♥ I want more garden art at my place but it is so pricey that I just may have to start creating my own :) Hope the rest of your week is great!

  36. Thank you for sharing your Patriotic piece with us at Digitally Made - and all of the terrific photos/narrative from your trip.

  37. Lovely and very patriotic LO. Great colors and love all the stars on the edges. Thank you for joining our Red/White/Blue SSS Monday Challenge!

  38. I love your posts Valerie!! Your art pieces are fantastic!! And, I love the place where you ate! Such cool menus and I love all the stone statues!! Enjoyed everything! Big Hugs!

  39. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Made for our "Summer/BBQ Fun" Challenge..

  40. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Made. Hope to see you again next time.


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